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AANE - Asperger SyndromeListed below, in chronological order, are upcoming events sponsored by AANE. Please contact AANE if you have any questions about these events.

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Advance registration with payment is required for all programs in order for your registration to be confirmed. Early registration is highly recommended due to limited seating. After the deadline, please call AANE at (617) 393-3824, ext. 10, to check if the program is still being held and if space is available. AANE reserves the right to cancel if the minimum enrollment is not met by the registration deadline. If you register for a workshop and are a no-show, there are no refunds nor credits given to attend another workshop.

Child & Teen 2014 2015 Workshop Catalog
For a complete listing of our face-to-face and webinar workshops, please click on the link above.

Webinar Catalog
Online learning is now available! In addition to the programs listed below, we now offer online learning via webinars, which are accessible using your computer or telephone. Online registration only.

On-Demand Training
Now you can watch recordings of our presentations at your convenience 24/7. Online registration only.

Upcoming AANE Events

Events - EveryoneFrom Mathematical Model to Stim Toy and Beyond: Amazing Adventures with the Crocheted Hyperbolic

Date: March 29, 2015
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Location: AANE Office, 51 Water Street, Suite 206, Watertown, MA
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Dr. Sarah Kuhn presents her story of how making hyperbolic planes with crochet can assist with anxiety, followed by an optional crochet workshop.

Events - Parents of TeensEvents - TeensPerspectives on Adult Life (Panel)

Date: Sunday, April 12, 2015
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: AANE Office, 51 Water Street, Suite 206, Watertown, MA
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No one understands Asperger's and related Autism Spectrum traits better than the adults who grew up with it and continue to live with it every day—and no one else can talk about it with as much truth, power, clarity, and humor. We invite parents and older teens (accompanied by their parents) to come hear from a lively, bright, and interesting group of people as they share their experiences, challenges, and successes.

Events - AdultsCultivating Relationships: How to Make and Keep Friends with Rudy Simone

Date: April 21, 2015
Time: 7 pm 8:15 pm
Location: Webinar
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We on the spectrum make loyal non-game-playing friends, but some aspects of AS make relationships difficult for us. Self-esteem issues can cause us to choose the wrong sort of mate or pal. Once we have a partner/friend, other things can cause friction: ritual and routine, sensory issues, perfectionism, bluntness, logical and literal thinking, empathy issues and being misunderstood, among others. Learn to see yourself as others see you and also learn to appreciate what you do have to offer.

Events - Parents of ChildrenEvents - Parents of TeensWhy Does My Child Behave Like That?
Practical Strategies for Parents of Kids on the Autism Spectrum

Date: April 30, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: AANE Office, 51 Water Street, Suite 206, Watertown, MA 02472
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Do you ever feel frustrated by your child's behavior? What can we do as parents to help our children on the Autism Spectrum increase their ability to stay calm, cope better with frustration, get along better with others, think more flexibly, solve everyday problems, and transition with less trauma?

Join Brenda Dater, author of Parenting without Panic and Director of Child and Teen Services at AANE, to learn practical strategies to make home life function more smoothly.

Events - Parents of TeensYes I Can! Fostering Teens' Self-Knowledge, Self-Esteem, and Assertiveness

Date: May 5, 2015
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: AANE Office, 51 Water Street, Suite 206, Watertown, MA 02472
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To live effectively in the neurotypical world, adults with Asperger's need to understand their individual profile of challenges and strengths, and know when and how to ask for any help or accommodations they need. This workshop will address how parents can help teens become more self-aware and more effective at self-advocacy.

Events - Parents of ChildrenEvents - Parents of TeensMy Child Just Got Diagnosed -- Now What?

Dates: (choose one) May 11, Aug. 7
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: AANE Office, 51 Water Street, Suite 206, Watertown, MA 02472
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When your child gets an Autism Spectrum diagnosis it's hard to know what to do first. Join other parents to learn about the most common characteristics of Asperger Syndrome/Autism Spectrum, including basic information about behavioral issues, parenting strategies, disclosure, and school concerns.

Events - Parents of ChildrenEvents - Parents of TeensHelping Your Child Make Friends

Date: May 20, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: AANE Office, 51 Water Street, Suite 206, Watertown, MA 02472
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Many parents report that their children have a hard time making friends and maintaining friendships. This workshop addresses the reasons our kids have difficulty with this particular set of skills and how parents can help their children learn these skills. We take parents step-by-step through the whole process, from the types of friendships children develop, to where to meet potential friends, to planning a get-together with a friend.

Events - Parents of TeensEvents - Parents of AdultsEstate Planning

Date: June 1, 2015
Time: 7 pm 8:30 pm
Location: Webinar
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How can you protect and provide for your son/daughter with an Asperger/Autism Spectrum diagnosis once you are gone or if you should become seriously ill or disabled? Do you have a will? Do you need to create a special needs trust? Many families feel confused and overwhelmed when facing these tough decisions. Let Atty. Ken Shulman demystify the process and help you figure out how to begin taking appropriate action.

Events - Parents of ChildrenEvents - Parents of TeensEvents - AdultsAppy Hour: Apps for Learning and Organization

Date: June 8, 2, 2014
Time: 7 pm 9 pm
Location: Webinar
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Appy Hour is a fast-paced sharing of iOS (Apple) apps. This session provides an overview of app options within targeted categories, but is not a substitute for in-depth training on specific apps. A brief overview of assistive technology assessment and evaluating apps will also be covered. Targeted areas will be: executive function; social cognition/pragmatics; self-regulation; and written communication. Other category options: augmentative and alternative communication; motor skills; Arts education; learning to read; reading to learn; STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics); recreational/leisure; life skills; and teacher tools.